Dole additionally mentioned he believes former President Donald Trump misplaced the 2020 presidential election and famous that there is no such thing as a proof of election fraud, opposite to Trump’s repeated claims.

“He lost the election, and I regret that he did, but they did,” Dole advised USA Today’s Susan Page. “He had Rudy Giuliani running all over the country, claiming fraud. He never had one bit of fraud in all those lawsuits he filed and statements he made.”

Dole is among the many most outstanding members of the Republican institution who has stood by Trump. He endorsed Trump for President in 2016 and hasn’t engaged within the public criticism levied by different dwelling previous GOP presidential nominees George W. Bush and Mitt Romney. Dole has additionally plainly recognized Joe Biden’s legitimacy as President.
Dole, who turned 98 on Thursday, was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer earlier this yr. Following the announcement of his analysis, Biden visited his “close friend” with whom he served within the Senate for years.

In the USA Today interview, Dole referred to as Biden a “great, kind, upstanding, decent person” but mentioned he was still doubtful relating to his former colleague’s politics and questioned Biden’s choice to shut the Keystone Pipeline.

“I asked him, I said, ‘Why did you close that pipeline in (South) Dakota?'” Dole mentioned.


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